Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with gingerbread-biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of delectable café fare at Watercress A Café, located in Sherman Oaks. Watercress is only open for breakfast and lunch, and this Groupon expires three months from today's date.
The friendly squad behind the cozy Watercress A Café believes that behind every vivacious flavor lies fresh ingredients, a commitment to quality, and possibly a shadow, depending on the location of the sun. The breakfast and lunch menu is filled with a wide array of organic and healthy options, as well as daily specials that rotate with the ceremonial dance of the seasons. Early risers can awaken to the loving caress of the chorizo scramble ($9.25), which infuses the gentle embrace of organic eggs, or the homemade banana-nut bread ($4.25), which arrives surrounded with butter and your choice of soothing jams and jam bands.
Easily transportable, sandwiches are the ideal lunchtime meal. You get a variety of food groups in every bite without annoying utensil requirements, prep work, or cleanup, and Watercress's tasty 'wiches and warm paninis don a deluge of in-house touches. Try the homemade pesto spackling the chicken-pesto Panini ($10.75), the garden-grown basil found in the tomato-and-Buffalo-mozzarella panini ($8.00), or the home-schooled, well-adjusted fish found in the tuna melt ($8.75). White walls surround the intimate, modern, and clean Watercress space, and its comfortable vibe comes accented by cushy chairs and cushy personalities behind the counter.
- Healthy food rarely tastes as good as it does at this tiny, charming spot on Ventura Boulevard. – Gayot
- This place is just so damned adorable. – Amy P., Yelp
- I LOVE this restaurant. I discovered it 2 months ago and I have been back 5 times. The food is excellent. I feel like I am at someones very clean and beautifully decorated home when I go there. The staff is super friendly. – Samantha E., Yelp
13565 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423Get Directions